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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 19, 2023 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 3/19/73-Nassau

Grateful Dead Nassau Coliseum 3/19/73
This has gotten a sweet update (could 3/15/73 be next)

Set 1
Promised Land, He's Gone, Mexicali Blues, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, Wave That Flag, Box Of Rain, The Race is On, Row Jimmy, El Paso, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Around & Around, Tennessee Jed, Playin' In The Band

Set 2
Loose Lucy, Me & My Uncle, Brown Eyed Women, Big River, Mississippi Half Step, Stella Blue, Jack Straw, Truckin'-> The Other One-> Eyes Of The World-> China Doll, Johnny B. Goode, E: Casey Jones

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Poster: Jim F Date: Mar 21, 2023 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

This tour always surprises me every year. Curiously I get sort of bored for lack of a better term with nearly all the versions of Eyes on this tour, it's like they took 10-15 minutes out of the 72 Stars and Other Ones to woodshed Eyes and they often begin abruptly then kind of ramble a bit and end with clunky transitions. But the woodshedding pays off by the Fall. Summer, really. I think 8/1 is my first real favorite Eyes of 73.

2/24/73 is a grand exception. I'd love to see the whole tour upgraded but especially 2/24.

Though I stand by saying any show with a Wave That Flag is a top tier show.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 21, 2023 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

Hey Jim F
Only thing I noticed is I must break up the tour with a show from other eras here and there or I find myself getting tempted to skip a tune here and there,
I never thought of Eyes in that way because I like to listen to the harmonies on that one and Phil and Donna and Weir and of course Garcia are in the mix.
I think the most consist tune of this era might be Big River and of corse seeing where the jam tunes are going
Each night is always a blast.
Just finished 6/10 RFK and to me that is one of those,
What more could I ask for shows!
I am starting to be able to call tunes with just a note or two which gave me immense pleasure in the 80’s

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Poster: Jim F Date: Mar 24, 2023 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

The last few years I've been listening with a systematic approach, my job is conducive to listening to music and I fit in two shows a day. I don't do everything TDIH, I just map out the month's highlights and work things in where they fit. I've found it's essential to vary eras to avoid burnout, in April I'll be primarily bouncing between 69 and 72 and adding some 78 shows for that "listening to 3 different bands" feel. It makes putting two Other Ones or Dark Stars in the same day less repetitive, or as unrepetitive as listening to two Grateful Dead shows a day is anyway. But at this point I have to leave out chunks, many a show gets a skipped Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, Sat Night, JBG, and especially Around, just because the song annoys me sometimes. It tends to happen more towards the end of a tour. I've done the entire Europe 72 in order before but usually by May I find myself passing on a lot of first set stuff. I stay pretty stuck in 1965-1980, with a few exceptions (8/28/81 gets repeated yearly), so I also limit myself in some regard.

I've enjoyed the Spring 73 shows this year, all I have left are 3/28 and 3/31. I flooded my ears in 68, 69, and 70 for two months and didn't get much Mexicali Dead in there. As for Eyes, it's fun hearing it being worked out but all my favorites seem to fall in 74: 6/16, 6/18, 7/19, 8/6, and 10/19. I may be an odd one but 7/19 might be my favorite of the year, because of its nifty entrance and little intro jam before the verse. They'd just perfected those gear shifts and they're so damn impressive.

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 1, 2023 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

What's the verdict on 3/31 Buffalo?

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 24, 2023 10:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

Damn that is freaking cool 😎

Once I get into those four West Coast Summer Shows post RFK
Those are shows that I never had on tape

Skipping tunes hits me hard in the later years for whatever reason I just can’t listen to Throwing Stones which pretty much takes out the Bobby climax for many a night.

The other issue for me is the atonal stuff in 1974
I am gonna be hard pressed to take that in with the entire show as much as I admire the big part that Ned’s Seastones has in shaping the Grateful Dead’s drums~>space return in 1977/78 until now.

if I did venture to see Dead & Co I suspect it would be Drums and space which would most get me off.
Actually Drums itself is not atonal so it is probably that transition into space that tends to blow out the pipes.

More power to anyone still out on the road
but my Grateful Dead fix now
is almost always a soundboard
and currently pre-Brent.

Dig your listening strategy!!!

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 23, 2023 5:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

Yup. EOTW's new of course at his juncture and typically our heroes are working it out in front of people, especially as you mention the transitions. The early months of '73 has its seasons, evenings and thoughts of its own and yes it takes until summer for those Eyes to shine fully.

Flowing, one of great offerings of '74 for me will always be those Eyes with their transitions from Louisville in June, Roosevelt Stadium in August, and Winterland in October. The clunks got worked out!

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Mar 24, 2023 3:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

Ah, 1973. By that time hitchhiking had become a bit dicey. During rides that year I encountered more knives and guns then any other year. But it was also the year those two wonderful Georgian girls picked me up, so I'd call it even.
A big thank you to anyone who gave a ride to the disheveled long hair guy who was always going further than you were.

Does anyone know what Box of Rain is about?

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 24, 2023 11:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

BOX = Life and death
And as SDH says
Phil’s Dad.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 24, 2023 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

Phil's dad.

Or was that rhetorical?